Making the Best Use of Your Time
In our modern era, it’s easy to get too busy. I’ve been challenged in the last few years to look at how I am spending my limited time here on earth. There are things that Jesus has called me to do, but I don’t know yet what all my tasks are.
I do know some of the things the Holy Spirit has convicted me to let go of. It’s been a real battle.
Here are two challenging verses from Ephesians:
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV)
The Devil works in our lives like an evil “time-management consultant.” Stressed, over-committed Christians become impatient and short-tempered. We stop reflecting Christ’s true nature.
Likewise, distracted, entertainment-addicted Christians will brush off other people’s emotional needs in favor of some fun playtime, in front of the computer or TV.
Tempting us in either direction is one of the key ways the Devil steals from us.
So, does the Holy Spirit have the final say on how we each spend His gift of time?
This could be a more important question than either of us know.
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Here’s a link to Corrie ten Boom’s book, “The Hiding Place.” It’s a powerful, true story of a family of Christian watchmakers in Holland, who saved Jews from the Nazis during World War II.